Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight colleges--Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics—and has been called upon by the state to create a College of Health Sciences.
The Department of Biological Sciences (College of Science and Mathematics) and the newly established School of Biomedical Sciences at Rowan University seek an outstanding teacher and scholar for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in Integrative Biology and Physiology that includes undergraduate and/or graduate (MS) students. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, post-doctoral experience, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidate will contribute to the development of curricular and research initiatives in both programs.
We encourage applications from candidates with a successful record of research that integrates multiple levels of biology such as physiology, development, immunology, pathology, virology, or related areas. Relevance of the candidate’s research program to human health is highly desirable.
The Department of Biological Sciences’ mission is to provide rigorous, broad student-centered training in small classes using active learning approaches. The Department offers a BS in Biological Sciences and co-sponsors the BS and MS programs in Bioinformatics.
The School of Biomedical Sciences is the home for new interdisciplinary biomedical initiatives, and currently consists of the undergraduate Translational Biomedical Sciences Program that will admit its first class in Fall 2014. The program includes faculty members with joint appointments across the College of Science and Mathematics and provides opportunities to collaborate with both the allopathic and osteopathic medical schools at Rowan University.
Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of undergraduate Core Biology lab courses, upper-level Biology lab courses (such as Human Physiology, Immunology, Virology, or other courses in the applicant’s area of expertise), courses in Translational Biomedical Sciences (such as Systems Physiology, Genetics of Pathogens, Molecular and Developmental Biology), and graduate courses. Teaching experience and evidence of undergraduate and graduate student research mentorship are preferred.
Start Date: September 1, 2014
The application must be submitted through our online application system as a single file (PDF format) containing a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable). Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The application deadline is December 9, 2013.
Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Courtney Richmond (firstname.lastname@example.org). Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.